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Upward mobility and the common good : toward a literary history of the welfare state, Bruce Robbins

Label
Upward mobility and the common good : toward a literary history of the welfare state
Title
Upward mobility and the common good
Title remainder
toward a literary history of the welfare state
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Robbins
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
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Robbins, Bruce
Dewey number
809/.93355
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3352.S48
LC item number
R63 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex in literature
  • Mentoring in literature
  • Welfare state in literature
  • Fiction
  • Fiction
Label
Upward mobility and the common good : toward a literary history of the welfare state, Bruce Robbins
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223081437767
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Someone else's life -- Introduction: The Fairy Godmother -- "Advancement, of course" -- "I don't want to be patronised" -- Description of the chapters -- Erotic patronage: Rousseau, Constant, Balzac, Stendhal -- Older women -- Interest, disinterest, and boredom -- The acquisition of the donor -- "...something a bit like love" -- How to be a benefactor without any money -- "My brother's body lies dead and naked..." -- Saving boys: Horatio Alger -- "I wouldn't keep a pig in it myself": Great Expectations -- "It's not your fault": therapy and irresponsibility from Dreiser to Doctorow -- Styles of radical antistatism: D. S. Miller and Christopher Lasch -- Loyality and blame in Dreiser's The Financier -- "...take hospitals, the cops and garbage collection": Budd Schulberg's What Makes Sammy Run? -- "I like ... to be reliable": E. L. Doctorow's Billy Bathgate -- A portrait of the artist as a rentier -- "Where are your nobles now?": Bohemia in Kipps, My Brilliant Career, and Trilby -- "I don't think I should be unhappy in the workhouse": George Gissing, Perry Anderson, and the Unproductive Classes -- "You're a town hall wallah, aren't you?": Pygmalion and Room at the Top -- The health visitor -- Dumpy: Carolyn Steedman's Landscape for a Good Woman -- Personal: Richard Rodriguez's Hunger of Memory -- Help: Tillie Olsen's "I Stand Here Ironing" and Alan Sillitoe's "The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner" -- "I hate lawyers. I just work for them": Erin Brockovich -- On the persistence of anger in the institutions of caring -- Anger -- Caring: Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go -- Rising in sociology: Pierre Bourdieu, Paul Willis, and Richard Sennett -- Code: anger, caring and merit -- Conclusion -- The luck of birth and the international division of labor
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 304 p.
Isbn
9780691049885
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006050255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 71173912
  • (OCoLC)71173912
Label
Upward mobility and the common good : toward a literary history of the welfare state, Bruce Robbins
Link
Publication
Bar code
31223081437767
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Someone else's life -- Introduction: The Fairy Godmother -- "Advancement, of course" -- "I don't want to be patronised" -- Description of the chapters -- Erotic patronage: Rousseau, Constant, Balzac, Stendhal -- Older women -- Interest, disinterest, and boredom -- The acquisition of the donor -- "...something a bit like love" -- How to be a benefactor without any money -- "My brother's body lies dead and naked..." -- Saving boys: Horatio Alger -- "I wouldn't keep a pig in it myself": Great Expectations -- "It's not your fault": therapy and irresponsibility from Dreiser to Doctorow -- Styles of radical antistatism: D. S. Miller and Christopher Lasch -- Loyality and blame in Dreiser's The Financier -- "...take hospitals, the cops and garbage collection": Budd Schulberg's What Makes Sammy Run? -- "I like ... to be reliable": E. L. Doctorow's Billy Bathgate -- A portrait of the artist as a rentier -- "Where are your nobles now?": Bohemia in Kipps, My Brilliant Career, and Trilby -- "I don't think I should be unhappy in the workhouse": George Gissing, Perry Anderson, and the Unproductive Classes -- "You're a town hall wallah, aren't you?": Pygmalion and Room at the Top -- The health visitor -- Dumpy: Carolyn Steedman's Landscape for a Good Woman -- Personal: Richard Rodriguez's Hunger of Memory -- Help: Tillie Olsen's "I Stand Here Ironing" and Alan Sillitoe's "The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner" -- "I hate lawyers. I just work for them": Erin Brockovich -- On the persistence of anger in the institutions of caring -- Anger -- Caring: Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go -- Rising in sociology: Pierre Bourdieu, Paul Willis, and Richard Sennett -- Code: anger, caring and merit -- Conclusion -- The luck of birth and the international division of labor
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 304 p.
Isbn
9780691049885
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006050255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 71173912
  • (OCoLC)71173912

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